Wellen Park announces March tenant openings in Downtown Wellen

VENICE, Fla. (March 16, 2023) – Wellen Park has announced the March schedule of tenant openings for Downtown Wellen, the region’s must-visit gathering and social destination for dining, shopping, entertainment and outdoor recreation. Businesses opening their doors in March include Florida Lakes Spa, Villani & Co. Steaks Seafood Raw Bar and Florida Lakes Vein Center.

Now open in Downtown Wellen, Florida Lakes Spa is an aesthetic and wellness center offering a variety of services from relaxation to physical maintenance, including massages, facials, Botox, laser hair removal, microblading, skin rejuvenation, EmSculpt, EmFace, Emsella, Cellutone, Tetra CoolPeel, and general health management.

Downtown Wellen’s first full-service restaurant – Villani & Co. Steaks Seafood Raw Bar – is planning a St. Patrick’s Day open house on Friday, March 17, featuring a raw bar and small plates along with its cocktail menu, beer and wine. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and guests will be welcomed first come first served. Villani & Co. Steaks, Seafood Raw Bar specializes in steaks, seafood and offers a raw bar, an extensive menu of small plates, sharable cheese and charcuterie boards, and a large selection of bourbon, whiskey and scotch. The restaurant locally sources sustainable seafood, steaks and chops in the area. Starting Wednesday, March 22, the restaurant will be serving dinner on a reservation-only basis through early April. To make a reservation, call 941-716-1928.

Florida Lakes Vein Center, overseen by Dr. T.C. Lackey II, provides a range of cutting-edge treatments for venous diseases that cause minimal discomfort and require little downtime. Opening March 20, patients can schedule an appointment to benefit from the VenaSeal™ Closure System, Varithena™ foam, radiofrequency ablation and sclerotherapy. To schedule an appointment, call 941-777-7771.

“Residents are excited about having restaurants, boutiques, beauty services and professional and healthcare offices so close to home,” said Rick Severance, president of Wellen Park. “As businesses continue to open, we recommend people call first to confirm operating hours.”

Rolling business openings will continue throughout the spring season. For complete details on business openings in Downtown Wellen, visit

Downtown Wellen is located off U.S. 41 just west of South River Road and can be accessed directly from Preto Boulevard and U.S. 41. A future downtown entry directly from U.S. 41 is currently under construction.

Consistently ranked among the U.S.’s top-selling communities annually by prominent real estate consulting firm RCLCO, Wellen Park offers a mix of single-family and multifamily residential, commercial and recreational options. The community currently has approximately 9,500 residents, and at full buildout will have more than 50,000 residents and 22,500 homes within its three distinct districts: West Villages, Downtown Wellen and Playmore.

Wellen Park’s expanding residential choices include new-construction single-family homes in picturesque neighborhoods, a bundled golf and country club community, paired and attached villas, coach homes and condominiums. Rental options offer one- to three-bedroom luxury apartments and single-family homes, an apartment community for active adults 55 and older, and world-class independent, assisted living and memory care.

Wellen Park is close to top-ranked beaches and the area’s many attractions.

To learn more about Downtown Wellen and living at Wellen Park, call 941-960-7805, go to or visit the Welcome Center at 12275 Mercado Drive in Venice, Fla. The Welcome Center is open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Jennifer Hamilton, Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold Marketing and PR, 239-275-5758, [email protected]

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